Mommy Monday: Ten Thankful Things

December 01, 2014


It feels so good to be back at this desk, pecking away at this keyboard, releasing all of the thoughts I had in my head over Thanksgiving break. Despite one stuffy baby, we had an excellent holiday, with more love and family than I knew what to do with. It's sad that it takes a holiday to remind you how great the people are in your life. Not that I didn't know per-say. But life just gets busy sometimes and we tend to forget.

Ten Thankful Things 

1. Penelope Claire. I cannot believe how fast the first year of her life is going. She surprises me every day. It's amazing how much we understand each other.

2. My relationship. One day I know I'll call him my husband. Though most people already think we're married. Partially due to the fact that I refuse to call him my "boyfriend." To me it's an awful word that symbolizes adolescence and "flings." He's not a fling to me. He his much more than a label could ever give him. We call each other "love" for now. Until the day comes that we can call each other husband and wife.

3. My Job. With thousands out of work, I know I am truly blessed to even have a job. Let alone a job I'm actually happy at. These people are amazing and I never truly dread the week.

4. My siblings. I don't know the person I'd be if I'd been an only child. Between the fights, hugs, and memories, these two seriously make my life a better place.

5. Food. Do I really need to explain why I'm thankful for this one?

6. My flaws. From my stretch marks, to my crooked tooth I truly love everything that's "wrong" with me. These things remind me that I'm real. They make me the one of a kind person I am.

7. Pets. My kitties, my lizards, and my tortoise. They can cheer me up on a glum day.

8. Blog. Of course I'm thankful for this! I can't even begin to describe how great it is to make friends with people I'd other wise never have the privilege of meeting. Each and every one of you has an amazing story. I'm so blessed to be able to share mine with you.

9. Health. I am breathing. I am free of illness. I am able to get up every day.

10. Family. After all, they inspired this very post. Being surrounded by all of them throughout the last four days really opened my eyes to the love I have in my life. There's always someone. Someone always wants to help. Someone's always there. I couldn't ask for a better life. Don't be fooled. I'm not trying to make us sound like the Brady bunch. Of course we have our flaws. We argue about the dumbest of things, and constantly talk over each other. But that's what families do. We all love each other unconditionally; the best way a family can.



How was your holiday?
What are you thankful for?
Name your favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday. 
xo kiki 

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40 comments

  1. Such a great post Kiki...put a smile on my face :) Especially love #6...we should all love are flaws! And Penelope is absolutely adorable. P.S. looove her name!

    Shannon
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  2. This is such a lovely post!! I think it's wonderful to make a list and remind ourselves of everything we should be thankful for (:

    - Deniz
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    1. I think a lot of the time we forgot what's right in front of us. (:

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  3. These are such good things to be grateful for Kiki! Your daughter is beautiful and I am grateful for her too! :) And blogging does bring together great people; so glad that has been your experience here, friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Daisy. You are so genuine and kind. I am so grateful to have met you through blogging! (:

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  4. This post absolutely made me smile after a long and rough day at work :) Thank you for always having such kind words and an uplifting spirit :)

    Maggie
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    1. Oh Maggie you do as well. I just love seeing your photos. You not only capture your great style, but you always have beautiful back drops and scenery. (:

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  5. Kiki, this post is amazing..you are such a wonderful person:)
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog.. I agree with you..its hard at the start, but so worth it..:) i am super sleepy all the time haha...and obsessed with my daughter:) your little bundle of joy is sooo cute! I bet the last year has gone so fast for u? Hugs
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    1. It's literally gone by in a blink of an eye. She started walking last weekend. That was pretty much the icing on the top of the cake. Especially when I see photos of newborns. I'm reminded that she was that tiny once and now she's growing up and developing a personality. (: It's sad, but so much fun at the same time.

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    2. Thats so cute.. How many months is ur daughter? I know what u mean..babies grow so fast..Mia already looks different and she is inly 2weeks:) xx
      Jola

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. I love how thankful you are for the little things in life.
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    1. Thank you Diana. (: After all, the little things are the most important.

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  7. What a beautiful post girl! I am thankful for my flaws as well! They make us unique and interesting!

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    1. Thank you Amanda. (: Flaws are only bad things if we dont embrace them. (:

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  8. Great post Kiki! Love the thankful list, its really important to just take a moment and be grateful for all the good in your life :)
    xx
    Candice
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    1. Thank you Candice, it really does do the soul good to think about the positives. (:

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  9. It's so important to take time to make mental/physical lists of things we are thankful for. We so often let the difficulties in life bog down all of our joys! Thanks for inspiring me to think of what I'm thankful for! :)
    xo Erin
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    1. My thoughts exactly. Thank you for reading!

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  10. I love all of these! This year I'm so thankful to spend time with my little family and to be near my parents again!
    -B
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    1. Thank you Beth! I'm glad you got to spend time with your family. (:

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  11. You're so right, it is so sad that we really take a step back and appreciate what we have only during the Holidays! But I totally agree it does get busy! But, I love your things to be thankful for, your daughter is beautiful and this was a great reminder to take a step back more often and appreciate what we have. Have a great week girl!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. It means a lot. (:

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  12. Awww - what a great and uplifting list of things to be thankful for! I am thankful for having family so close and for a husband who puts up with me despite the fact that I am far less than perfect!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
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    1. Thank you as well Carylee. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. (:

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  13. Such a great post! always important to count our blessings.

    Heidi D.
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  14. Lovely :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you for stopping by! (:

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  15. i'm thankful for my pup, Charlie Brown, who at 4 will always be a pup to me.

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    1. I always call dogs puppies. It's just a cuter word. (;

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  16. Such a great list! There are so many things to be thankful for!
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  17. Love this post! It's so sweet! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Kiki!

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  18. This is such a great and lovely post Kiki. I am thankful for so many things.
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. Thank you Lenya! That is fantastic! (:

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